Safe Indy: Welcome Grant Mendenhall as Community Security Director

The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Community Security Director in partnership with national partner Secure Community Network (SCN).

The Secure Community Network (SCN), a nonprofit 501(c)(3), is the official safety and security organization of the Jewish community in North America. Founded in 2004 under the auspices of The Jewish Federations of North America and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, SCN works on behalf of 146 federations, the 50 largest Jewish nonprofit organizations in North America and over 300 independent communities as well as with other partners in the public, private, nonprofit and academic sectors to ensure the safety, security and resiliency of the Jewish people.

Security has been and continues to be of the utmost importance to the Jewish Federation, agencies, synagogues and all community partners. Grant will have oversight of the Jewish community’s newest initiative, Safe Indy, a collaborative security program, focused on providing the highest quality support to every Jewish organization in the community. Safe Indy will develop a strategic approach to community security, provide customized support to every Jewish institution, establish practices and protocols for community-wide collaboration and communication, and implement regular and ongoing security training programs throughout the community.

Having started on April 1, Grant has hit the ground running and is working alongside community leaders to create a strong foundation for Safe Indy while also supporting Covid-19 organizational recovery efforts throughout the community. In the coming weeks, Grant will begin focusing on facility assessments, emergency action plans and community training opportunities.


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